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Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.

World-Renowned Psychiatric Researcher Receives Barnwell Award

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology, is one of only two 2014 recipients of the Veterans Health Administration John Blair Barnwell Award. The award is the highest honor for scientific achievement presented by the Clinical Science Research and Development division of the VA’s Office of Research and Development, and Harvey is the first psychologist to receive it.

“I am very honored to receive this award and impressed that the VA has acknowledged work on severe mental illness as central to the VA mission,” Harvey said. “Our patients are often underserved and overlooked, and it has been my goal for years to help improve their functioning and make their lives better.”

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Steve Cawley, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, far left, Richard Ballard, Hospital Administrator and CEO of Sylvester/UMHC, second from left, and David Seo, M.D., kneeling, far right, celebrate the Sylvester/UMHC UChart integration with fellow implementation team members.

UChart Implementation at Sylvester Marks Milestone in Patient Care

In the next phase of the University’s electronic medical record (EMR) implementation to transform patient care, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth have launched the EMR system UChart at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC).

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Michael Gonzalez, left, and Stephan Züchner, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller School Researchers Discover New Rare Neuromuscular Disease

An international team of researchers led by geneticists at the Miller School of Medicine has discovered a completely new inherited neuromuscular disorder caused by a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles, and results in impaired muscle control.

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From left are Junjie Wang, Ph.D., Gerhard Dahl, M.D., Feng Qiu, Ph.D., and David G. Jackson.

Notable Study Promotes Distinct Pannexin Conformations

A study led by Gerhard Dahl, M.D., professor of physiology and biophysics, describes a significant finding that shows different stimuli can induce different conformations of a membrane channel with distinct conductance and permeability. Only one other channel, the P2X7 receptor, has been associated with such a phenomenon.

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From left, Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D., Kathleen Sebelius, Susan Hahn, M.S., C.G.C., and Joycelyn Lee, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Hussman Institute Co-Hosts Disparities Conference

More than 160 physicians and researchers representing a wide variety of disciplines and nationalities gathered in Washington, D.C., on September 4-5 for the third annual “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine.” The conference, co-hosted by the Miller School and Stanford University School of Medicine, formally acknowledged the growing impact of health disparities on genomic medicine.

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Thomas A. McGrath

Thomas A. McGrath Joins the Miller School as Chief Operating Officer of UHealth

Thomas A. McGrath, M.B.A., an experienced medical center administrator, is joining the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Chief Operating Officer of UHealth – University of Miami Health System. Currently director of finance and administration for Stanford University's Department of Medicine, McGrath will begin his new role October 1.

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